Students from Erlangen are constructing a drone

When it comes to aircraft, the focus is always on lightweight construction. Consequently, a team of mechanical engineering students and physics students at Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen came up with a basic structure made of carbon fibre composite for their entry in the “5th Tübitak International Competition for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”.

At the request of the students, Prause Durotec provided moulded parts made of S-Ply carbon. This high-strength yet lightweight material for the base plate and the arms of the compact quadrocopter helps to keep its flying weight below 1.7 kg. The components made of CFRP sheet material were cut to size with a CNC controlled water jet.

The team consisted of students Muhammet Hakan Demir, Matthias Able and Emanuel Schieck, who were supervised by Dipl.-Ing. Cemil Akbulut.

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